Mount Stapylton Walk
Tackle a scramble up the steep slope of Flat Rock, where you can take a break on the rocky slab and enjoy views of a spectacular natural ampitheatre. The walk to the top of Flat Rock is great for energetic families.
Continue past the impressive Taipan Wall and see if you can spot any avid rock climbers trying to conquer the sheer rockface. Keep your eyes peeled for the world's fastest bird–the peregrine falcon–in the cliffs. Look out over Mt Arapiles and its tiny neighbour, Mitre Rock.
Experienced and fit hikers will enjoy the strenuous walk to the summit of Mt Stapylton. Not for the faint-hearted, the steep trek involves rock hopping and scrambling. When you reach the isolated rocky masses at the top, you'll be rewarded with breathtaking views of the Grampians National Park and surrounding plains.
Climb down from the summit and continue the loop walk as it passes water-etched rock terraces and descends into dense scrub before returning to the campground.
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Nature being nature, sometimes conditions can change at short notice. It’s a good idea to check this page ahead of your visit for any updates.
Notices Affecting Multiple Parks
Notices Affecting Multiple Sites
Grampians Gariwerd Landscape - Aerial Deer Management Program Temporary Park ClosuresGrampians Gariwerd Landscape – Information UpdateParks Victoria will commence aerial and ground-based pest animal control operations across the Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park and Black Range State Park during October 2023.Informed by scientific research, this program is aimed at controlling/reducing introduced Goat and Deer populations that are threatening the important natural and cultural values of the Greater Gariwerd Landscape. Qualified and experienced contractors will undertake aerial based control operations across the landscape where these animals are impacting vegetation and cultural values.Parks Victoria staff will continue to support these efforts with staged ground-based operations throughout the year, including at Black Range Scenic reserve.The first aerial operation is scheduled to commence Tuesday 10th October, and conclude Thursday 12th October 2023. A Fact sheet showing the operation areas is attached showing approximate dates and times of temporary closures, and a list of these closures is shown below.
All Parks Victoria’s conservation programs are thoroughly planned and implemented under strict protocols and oversight, ensuring that operations are safe, effective, humane and meet obligations of all relevant legislation, Codes of Practice and Standard Operating Procedures.For Further Information about this operation and temporary park closures please refer to the Deer Control Program Fact Sheet attached and Parks Victoria website, or call the Parks Victoria Information centre on 13 19 63.List of visitor sites and roads potentially impacted by temporary closures. Please note, the below times are best estimates and are subject to change. Parks Victoria will update the list of temporary closure times closer to the date.Day 1: Tuesday 10th October - Temporary closures may occur between 08:00 – 14:30pm(Bullawin Sector)Closed Visitor SitesFortress Walking TrackMt Thackeray Walking TrackHut Creek Walking TrackMt Thackeray and Fortress Overnight hiking campManja Art Shelter walking trackChimney Pots walking trackVictoria Range Rock climbing sitesClosed RoadsVictoria Range TrackGoat Track“Blind FirelineYanganaginj Njawai trackSites Remaining Open:Buandik Campground from Red rock roadBillimina shelterJadawadjali Falls walking trackStrachans CampgroundIngleton SpringsRed Rock RoadHarrops Track(Burrunj Black Range) SectorClosed Visitor SitesMount Byron Walking trackMudadgadjiin Picnic Area and Art shelter walkRock Escarpment Discovery walkWildman CaveClosed RoadsMuirfoot track (MVO)Black Range Road between Rees and Rocklands-Cherrypool RdSites Remaining Open:Rockland Cherrypool RoadRees RdDay 1: Tuesday 10th October - Temporary Closures may occur between 15:00 – 17:00pm(Boroka Sector)Closed Visitor SitesGrampians Peaks Trail from Mt Difficult road south Crossing to Halls GapBoroka Lookout Walking trackBullaces Glen walking trackChatauqua Peak Loop walking trackClematis Falls Walking TrackClosed RoadsMt Difficult Road - Gravel Section OnlySites Remaining Open:Boroka Lookout – from Mt Victory Road onlyDay 2: Wednesday 11th October - Temporary closures may occur between 08:30 – 14:30(Glenelg River Sectors)Closed Visitor SitesRed Gum WalkClosed RoadsMair Track (Seasonal)Henham Shortcut TrackChannel track(Moora Moora Sector)Closed Visitor SitesTower HillMoora Moora Outlet/Dam WallClosed RoadsSerra Henham Link TrackHenham TrackMoora Moora Track (Seasonal)Outlet TrackRosea Track (Seasonal)Remaining OpenPaddy’s CastleBoreang CampgroundBundaleer and Mt Rosea Rockclimbing areasGlenelg River Road(Wartook Sector) - Temporary Closures may occur between 15:00 -17:00Closed Visitor SitesGrampians Peaks Trail from Mt Difficult Rd Crossing sth – Old Mt Difficult Loop intersection Grid Ref e629933 n5903971Long Point West Hike-in campgroundLong Point East Hike Hike-in campgroundWartook Lookout walking trackClosed RoadsWartook East Fireline (MVO)Mt Difficult Road – Gravel SectionOld Mill RoadRicky North track (MVO)Sites Remaining Open:Werdug Hike in Campground – movement to and from may be delayedBoroka LookoutThursday 12th October - Temporary Closures may occur between 08:30 – 10:30am(Briggs Sector)Closed Visitor SitesBeehive Falls Walking TrackGrampians Peaks Trail from Troopers Creek campground intersection to Gar Hike in campgroundBriggs Bluff walking trackMt Difficult Walking track – from Mt Difficult road /Carters track intersectionGar Waterfalls TrackLong Point West Hike in CampgroundClosed RoadsCarters-Longpoint track (MVO)Long Point Fireline (MVO)Sites Remaining Open:Gar Hike in CampgroundHeatherlie QuarryThursday 12th October - Temporary Closures may occur between 10:30 – 12:30(Boronia Sector)Closed Visitor SitesTunnel walking trackBoronia Peak walking trackClosed RoadsMt Cassell fireline (Seasonal)Terraces Fireline (MVO)* Grampians Peaks Trail return to Halls Gap sectionSites Remaining Open:Fyans Creek Loop walking trackDelleys Bridge walking trackTunnel visitor site eastLake Bellfield Track(Seven Dials Sector)Closed RoadsRedman Rd – between GPT/Redman road trailhead and East Park BoundarySeven Dials Track (MVO) *rock climbing areasSites Remaining Open:Grampians Peaks Trail(Wannon Sector)Closed RoadsAll internal seasonal and management vehicle only tracksLynches Crossing trackChilds LanePark Boundary tracks near gooseneck swamp and Brady Swamp
- During operations, some key visitor sites including the Grampians Peaks Trail and other walking tracks may be temporarily closed (up to two hours) for visitor safety. See list below.
- Park closures will be clearly signposted and managed by staff
- Visitors are asked to refrain from entering closed areas, staying on designated walking tracks or modifying their plans to visit outside of the hours of operation.
- Visitors may be able to see helicopters flying at low levels and hear gunshots
Attachments: Grampians Deer Management Fact Sheet_final (1,792KB)